Administration of third dose to be accelerated

2021-09-15 17:36:03

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the Cabinet’s regular meeting on September 15, Minister of Health S.Enkhbold gave updates on the COVID-19 situation and ongoing response measures, emphasizing the necessity of monitoring businesses’ compliance with their responsibility agreements. As the number of infections grows, caseloads are increasing and hospitals are running out of bed, said the minister.


Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene ordered Minister S.Enkhbold and Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar to increase the hospital beds and to improve patient flow at hospitals.


In the past 24 hours, 10 people died from COVID-19. 20,702 COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment at 62 institutions in Ulaanbaatar and 21 aimags. Of the patients, 62.7 percent is in mild, 27.6 percent in moderate, 8.1 percent in severe, and 1.5 in critical condition. The Prime Minister gave instructions to take measures to prevent COVID-19 deaths. 


Mongolia’s vaccination rate has reached 65 percent and 212 thousand people have received the third dose. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of giving increased focus to administering the third dose to 60 percent of the target group by the end of the year and increasing the number of vaccination sites and gave an order to bar government organizations from organizing public events and conferences.

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